3D Areola Tattoo
Using the Art of Tattooing to enhance and correct
The 3D areola tattoo procedure can be performed for many different people and for a vast variety of reasons. Typically, we see clients who have undergone surgical procedures which have misshapen or removed the areolas completely. Some examples are double mastectomies as a result of breast cancer, extra skin removal after weight loss, breast lifts, and top surgeries for transgender people. While plastic surgeons often do their best to recreate or save what they can, the nipple can be incredibly difficult to reconstruct, and the healing process can cause further asymmetry.
By using the artistic technique of light and shadow, it is possible to create the illusion of a 3D areola that looks realistic, right down to the tiny folds, wrinkles, and bumps. This tattooing procedure is incredibly important after healing from a traumatic surgery because it allows our clients to move forward in life with confidence.
What to Expect
The first thing we will do is take "before" photos. Then, we will discuss what needs to be done to achieve your goals. We will draw everything on with a surgical marker while you are standing up and looking into a mirror to ensure you’re comfortable with the placement and size. Once we have come to an agreement on what needs to be done, numbing cream is applied to the area to be tattooed.
While you are numbing, we set up everything needed to perform the procedure. Together we decide on the pigments to be used by swatching a few different colors on your skin to find the shades that look the most natural and complement your skin tone the best.
Pain is minimal and most clients don’t feel very much at all due to nerve damage from the surgery or surgeries they have undergone. The tattooing procedure from beginning to end typically takes around 2 hours. After the procedure we will take photos to document the transformation. Then we will either apply aftercare ointment or a transparent film wound dressing.
Aftercare instructions will be given based on the type of dressing used.
What to Avoid:
pets near the treatment areas
tight clothing that causes friction or doesn’t allow areas to breathe
3D Areola Unilateral
3D Areola Follow-up